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# Mazars

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# Tools of the trade
'There is no free lunch, there is no reward where there is no risk'
Tools of the Trade: Mazars’ Mark Kennedy talks the piano, publishing and learning to manage risk.
# Home Sweet Home
Demolition of Apollo House put on hold
Objections about plans for the site have been made to An Bord Pleanála.
# High Court
Apollo House occupiers told to leave by 11 January
The High Court made the ruling today.
# Forgive and forget
Call for SME debt forgiveness to drive recovery
With the market in Ireland dominated by large companies, small business needs to shed the burden of debt and innovate to compete.
# Fees
The Department of Finance spent €3.6 million on consultancy fees in the last year
Legal fees related to the Bank Guarantee account for much of the expenditure, but other consultancies cost the State around half a million euro.
# Expenses
Politicians pay back €16,000 after expenses' audit
€16,079 worth of expenses were deemed to be ‘ineligible’.
# Lending
Research says Ireland has second highest rejection rate for SME loans
Research released by the Central Bank today says that Ireland has the second lowest level of lending to small businesses in the euro area, behind Greece.
# Lending
Banking Federation rejects report on lending to small businesses
IBF chief executive Pat Farrell says he had not seen the report but rejected the findings which are reported this morning.